Skip to main content
5:00 am
89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> reporter: if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months but because the bill doesn't address spending getting it passed in the house could be tougher. >> the fact that the president won't challenge has party on spending cuts is disgustingching the fact that we're not where we need to be
5:01 am
on revenue is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama wanted a bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and the house reconvenes by midday today. a vote could also come today. >> tara, a lot of republicans weren't happy with the president's speech yesterday. is there any indication that that could affect the vote in the house? >> well, president obama during that speech criticized congress for taking too long to come up with this deal. he also laid the groundwork for another problem that's coming and that's basically burrough -- upping the country's burrough limit. republicans will no doubt try to use upping that in ex-kang for spending cuts. and to which the president said, they have another thing
5:02 am
coming if they think that's going to be the case. spending cuts alone are not going to be able to reduce the country's deficit. so we have that coming. senator john mccain said basically that's going to antagonize a lot of the house members and possibly jeopardize the vote. >> a lot of negotiations still need to be done. all right, tara mergener live in washington for us, thank you. what a night! the weather cooperated for a spectacular night of fireworks along the waterfront right here in san francisco. beautiful view, big crowds jamming the embarcadero. when it was over the cars jammed all the streets in the area. everyone had to go home. although many are still here. new year's celebration was not 100% peaceful though. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran here in san francisco where at least three revelers were wounded in shootings during the festivities. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning,
5:03 am
frank. yeah. san francisco police are starting the new year looking for two suspects in two different shootings that injured three people. now, that first shooting happened at 10:40 last night. a victim was taken to the hospital after being shot in the hand. the suspect was described as an adult male. the shooting happened near fish finish at jefferson and mason. less than an hour later a 12- year-old boy and a man were shot near pier 23. the boy was hit in the foot and the man grazed in the hip. police say both suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. so far no arrests have been made. >> it's pretty cold. >> pretty cold is good here. it was awesome. hey, if the giants got a world series fans, i'm a huge fan. >> reporter: tens of thousands rang in the new year along the embarcadero to watch the 15- minute 5,000 fireworks show. but, of course, along with the new year's celebrations were a couple of people who couldn't
5:04 am
keep their celebrations in check. police made 8 arrests for public intoxication and two arrested for misdemeanor. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. gunfire hit five people in old sacramento killing two. about 40,000 people were gathered for a fireworks show when the shots rang out in front of a restaurant on second street. the sports corner cafe. police say there was a fight at the restaurant just before the shooting. >> at first when i heard the bullets, everything was flying down there and going into stores to hide and i immediately went out because i wanted to see what the action was and then i seen the officer jump off his horse. the horse kept going. the officer just did not have no fear. he just took that guy down. >> sacramento mayor kevin johnson says that there's still no indication of any outstanding suspects. police canceled that midnight fireworks show because of it. so what's open and what's
5:05 am
closed on this new year's holiday? most federal, state, couldn't and city offices are all closed down today. that includes the post office and there's no mail delivery. banks are closed too. and in san francisco, you don't have to feed the parking meters today because it's a holiday. but the rest of the year i got news for you better feed the meters. >> get your quarters in tow. >> and sundays too now. >> i know. not happy about that. >> ready to say hi to lawrence? >> it's been so cold lately. i've been thinking of you. >> thank you so. i think that's a compliment. [ laughter ] >> boy. folks, around the bay area we are starting out cool but not as cold as it's going to be tonight. it's going to be a frosty night indeed. still, a couple of clouds lingering outside right now. it looks like we're in for a nice start to the new year as it is going to stay dry outside as high pressure is trying to sneak in a little bit. that means we'll see some warmer weather by this afternoon but not a lot. temperatures outside right now still cool in the valleys. 38 degrees concord.
5:06 am
33 and just above freezing in santa and 39 degrees in san jose. highs this afternoon about mid- 50s toward santa rosa, upper 40s to low 50s in the east bay, and about 54 degrees in san jose. we'll have more on your weather coming up in a moment. right now, let's check on the roads with gianna. >> we are still holding steady, quiet this morning. live look at the san mateo bridge. cars westbound towards foster city. right now looks like a 13, 14 minute right to go between 880 and 101. so jumping to our maps right now, let's show you 101 as you work your way along the peninsula. northbound clocking in at 61 miles per hour into san francisco. southbound no delays all the way into the south bay. 280 also looking good right now. and out of marin county so far, so good. live look at conditions at 101/580 connector. so far no delays to report. south 101 stays clear all the way towards the golden gate bridge as you work your way into san francisco. no delays to report.
5:07 am
mass transit heads up no ace train service today. some ferry service also canceled because of the holiday so make sure you check the schedules before you head out. but caltrain, muni and bart are all on holiday schedules. looks like bart starts around 8:00 this morning. a big takedown on some clandestine marijuana operations. this happened in part of santa clara county. sheriff's deputies dangled on a 100-foot rope suspended from a helicopter and dropped into eight separate locations. with help from state fish & game wardens, they cleared more than 4 tons of material. that included irrigation tubing, gardening equipment and a honda muffler that may have been used on a generator. it is 5:08. the new year means fewer fire stations in contra costa county. supervisors voted unanimously last month to close the stations in in clayton, lafayette, martinez and walnut creek. the move will save up to $8 million a year for the
5:08 am
district. the closures did not cause any layoffs but it means longer response times in those fire districts. it's going to be a community meeting to talk about the closure of the shell avenue fire station in martinez. contra costa fire chief and members of the district board all expected to answer some questions about the closure. the meeting will be january 10 at the martinez junior high school. a vigil at noon in oakland for a man who was shot and killed while detained by bart police. family members will hold the vigil at the fruitvale bart station where oscar grant was shot four years ago today. officer johannes mehserle was later found guilty on involuntary manslaughter. he was released from prison in june of 2011 after serving his sentence. in other bay area headlines, there is a ban on wood-burning today throughout the bay area. it is illegal all day to burn wood, fire logs or pellets. this order interest air quality regulators -- from ar quality
5:09 am
regulators applies to all nine counties in the region. it traps soot so on a typical winter night a third from wood stoves and fireplaces. >> tough day to do it with folks at home probably wanting to enjoy it. if you ride bumper cars at the fair do it at your own risk. that's the ruling from the california supreme court. it ruled a doctor could not sue santa clara's great america theme park after she broke her wrist on the bumper cars. the court says that there is, quote, an assumption of risk on rides like that. >> it's the bumper car's fault, by the way. 5:10. it's the 99th edition of the rose bowl. stanford is favored but by how much? >> some uncommon complications. what we're learning about secretary of state hillary clinton's health scare. >> the colorful display over the london skies. much more coming up. ,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
5:10 am
u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy.
5:11 am
♪ it can even be a game changer. that's why choosy moms and dads choose jif. to make just about anything delicious. introducing new jif chocolate flavored hazelnut spread. whatever you put it on... reaches a whole new level of deliciousness. choosy moms choose jif.
5:12 am
[ fireworks ] that's 2012 for london, it's now over. the city that hosted the summer olympics with the fireworks
5:13 am
display over london making life dirtier for the revelers. workers who clean the underground are striking in a dispute over pay so london probably doesn't look so rosie this morning. back here, the roads are clear. most people walking i think there was one car going home on the road this morning at 4:30. >> the last one home from the party. couple of cars at the bay bridge. you chp says no accidents to report right now. that's good news this morning. so metering lights are off, clear into san francisco. live look at the san mateo bridge same story here, couple of cars in both directions. golden gate bridge 14 minutes from 580 into san francisco. so very quiet this morning. lots of folks probably sleeping in. as you work your way the rest of the bay area 880 off to a very nice start.
5:14 am
15 minutes between 238 and the maze if you are working your way northbound. traffic clear into the south bay. live look at 880ated. a few more cars on the roads but still quiet as we make the connector road there. in fact, the rest of your travel times in the south bay are in the green. 101, 280 and guadalupe parkway. highway 4, we are seeing a few brake lights westbound 4. speeds around 40 miles per hour. no major accidents or incidents there. everything clear as you work your way through 4 past antioch. once you get to the eastshore freeway, traffic is clear towards the bay bridge toll plaza. no problems in the east bay. no delays. bart, holiday schedule, muni and caltrain as well, no ace train service this morning. lawrence? >> i really wanted to ride bart last night after midnight. i didn't get a chance. i heard it's a gas. around the bay area, out
5:15 am
the door we have a nice day ahead. high pressure is taking over for today a couple of passing clouds this morning and temperatures not quite as cold. still chilly. we have some 30s showing up in the valleys but high pressure building in for today and it will send most of the energy from the next systems well to the north of the bay area. we'll see passing clouds throughout the next couple of days. otherwise, we are looking dry and the temperatures will stay cool. even around the state you will see numbers only in the low to mid-50s in the central valley. 53 degrees in sacramento. 55 fresno. 30s into the high country. a ton of snow up there right now if you want to get up there, roads are clear. tonight, very cold air moving in. skies will clear out. overnight lows will be dropping down into the mid- to upper 20s in the north bay valleys. the rest of the bay area cold. these clouds will continue to move on out today. lots of sunshine in the middle of the day and the afternoon. that means a decent day although the temperatures will
5:16 am
be cool. highs in the south bay only into the 50s this afternoon. about 54 degrees in san jose. 53 degrees in los gatos. about 52 in redwood city. east bay temperatures going to stay chilly in spots. only about 49 degrees in danville. about 50 degrees in walnut creek. 50 in concord and 51 in vallejo. as you make your way to the north bay, 56 one of the warm spots in santa rosa. 51 in san francisco. and about 52 degrees in berkeley. next couple of days, we are going to see some dry weather just a few passing clouds on thursday. looks like the next best chance of rain will come late saturday night and into sunday. that's the latest forecast, guys. back to you. >> thank you. 5:17. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery. she does remain at the new york- presbyterian hospital. that's where doctors hope that blood thinners will dissolve a blood clot. it's located between her brain and skull. it's related to a concussion that she suffered last month. doctors say she will be released from the hospital once that medication dose for the
5:17 am
blood thinners has been established. and there's a sudden surge of marriages in maryland on this new years day as same-sex couples can now legally wed in the state. city halls in baltimore and other cities were open at midnight for those who couldn't wait. maryland is the 9th u.s. state to legalize same-sex marriage. the coast guard is working this morning to kept an oil drilling rig from running aground on the alaskan coast. the coast guard provided video of rescuers pulling workers off the rig on saturday. yesterday, oil company tugboats managed to ghetto lines tied to the rig but not so easy. they got large waves, winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. >> 35-foot waves out there. that's a little scary. a number of new state laws go into effect on this new year's day. drivers in california can now text and email while driving if and only if they use a voice operated system that's hands-
5:18 am
free. other laws restrict banks from pursuing so-called dual track foreclosures as well as measures to assure natural gas pipeline safety. one measure on hold is on gay conversion therapy. it won't go into effect because a federal appeals court issued a stay. here in northern california, there's also a new ordinance. san francisco's minimum wage goes up to $10.55 an hour. that's the highest in the nation. and in alameda county a reusable bag rule kicks in. single use bags will be deliberated to customers. in monterey the fee for paper bags goes from 10 cents to 25 cents. cold weather is not deterring thousands from catching out overnight in pasadena to ask your a good spot to watch the rose parade. >> cold is relative for southern california. there's a lot of fans staking out front row seats on sidewalks along the 5.5-mile parade route and a lot of them
5:19 am
say they have done this before and they know what to bring. >> we have a bed, blankets, fire pits, chairs, all set. >> that is nice. among the people gathered are fans of the university of wisconsin and as well as from stanford. two schools are facing off in the rose bowl later today and those camping out say as far as they're concerned, this parade is a tradition and it's worth waiting out in the frigid cold. 5:20. near a fifth of the nfl's hopes have all been shown the door. how the shake-up hit oakland too. >> plus, was it a touchdown or not? our one-handed play of the day. you can judge for yourself next. >> what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website,
5:20 am
cbssf.com/coolschool. and we may come out and feature school on the big show. so check it out. and we'll be right back. lifeti- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk wits, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information and receive a free 3-day bracelet today. ♪ building up from deep inside it was 3 days of pure joy. susan g. komen's investments in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful
5:21 am
here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her purina cat chow complete. it's the best because it has something for all of our cats! and after a couple of weeks she was part of the family. we're so lucky that lucy picked us. [ female announcer ] purina cat chow complete. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight.
5:22 am
it seems our angels have been stronger angel soft®. it's built with two softshield™ layers. stronger, holds up better, and still a value you love. new angel soft®. welcome back. happy new year. a good start on the roads now. we are accident-free and not a lot to report on our bay area bridges so lots of good news. we'll have more traffic and weather coming up. some big sports news. 7 nfl teams that didn't make the play-offs fired their homes
5:23 am
of. >> it was like a blood letting yesterday in the nfl. dennis allen keeps his job despite only winning four games for the raiders but he made some changes. he fired greg knapp after the team averaged four fewer points than a year ago, the offensive coordinator. of allen searching for knapp's replacement. he also fired his assistant coaches for the offensive line, linebackers and special teams. so big changes for the raiders. stanford football is jacked up for this afternoon's rose bowl game against wisconsin a little after 5:00. it will be the cardinals' first rose bowl appearance since 2000. the last time they won a guy by the name of plunkett was their quarterback in 1972. but today they are 6.5-point favorites. the cardinals beat ucla for the pac-12 championship. i'm sorry, grace. cal hasn't been to the rose bowl since '59. so relax. wisconsin beat nebraska. stanford should win. play of the day from the
5:24 am
music city bowl. we are going to take you to nashville. chris boyd with a fabulous catch in the corner of the end zone. it was initially ruled incomplete as the officials felt he didn't have possession of the ball. but look at that i. >>. >> wow. but upon further review it was ruled a touchdown. a one-handed kind of bring it back home and he got a foot in. commodores beat north carolina state 28-24. 5:25. we have a down tot wire deal. >> the senate passes a bill to ease the pain of the "fiscal cliff." the one final hurtle to cross in the next couple of hours. >> reporter: tens of thousands lined up on the embarcadero to take in the new year's eve fireworks but police say some celebrations turned violent. we'll have the details in a live report. and a ritzy new york couple busted with weapons and a bomb stash. but that's not all. the book that has police so concerned. keep it right here.
5:25 am
we'll be back. ,,,, p [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin
5:26 am
here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits
5:27 am
5:28 am
dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. i'm grace lee michelle has the america rings in 2013 as tens of thousands watch a dazzling fireworks show over the bay area's skies. >> happy new year! >> we are going to be out there. we are going to be watching you. we tack it very seriously. >> oakland police are stepping up dui patrols. >> as amended it passed. >> the senate passed a "fiscal cliff" compromise blocking across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts that could kick in january 1. >> this is a mini cliff. the big cliff still lies in front of us. >> doctors confirm that secretary of state hillary
5:29 am
clinton has a blood clot in her head. >> thousands of people are lining the 5.5-mile rose parade route prepared for the cold weather. >> we have the bed, couple of blankets, the fear pit, chairs, we're all set! >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >> this is the touchdown! [ applause and cheers ] ♪ [ music ]♪ >> good morning, already a busy 2013. happy new year to everyone. i'm grace lee. michelle is off today. >> all right. i'm frank mallicoat. happy new year, everyone. it's 5:30 now. we are going to take you to washington. we have a live look at the u.s. capital where congressional leaders may have found a way finally to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." >> after that midnight eastern time deadline, the senate passed a bill that would retroactively prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that we have been talking about for weeks. and the house reconvenes in
5:30 am
just about 3.5 hours from now. as tara mergener reports, even if the house approves the bill there's still a lot that needs to be done. reporter: in the early- morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." >> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: the senate voted 89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here, but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> reporter: if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than 400 thousand dollars a year and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each.
5:31 am
>> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today, for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be tougher. >> the fact that the president won't challenge his party on spending cuts is disgusting. the fact that we're not where we need to be on revenues is disgusting. it's just disgusting. >> reporter: president obama said he wanted a grand bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. about a million people from all over the world got the times square treatment as new york's huge crystal ball dropped into the new year. one of the crystal panels on the ball had dick clark's name engraved on it. this was the first new year's
5:32 am
celebration since the long-time host passed away earlier this year. and no fog this year. it was perfectly clear night for fireworks along the waterfront here in san francisco. spectacular, it's beautiful out there. a lot of people showing up for the 15-minute display jammed the streets near the embarcadero. when it was all over, some are still working their way out of the city right now. but there was some violence during the new year's celebration. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is here in san francisco with the problems the police had with the new year's crowd. >> reporter: good morning, frank. last night there were two separate shootings and now three people are recovering from gunshot wounds. the first happened at 10:40 last night. a victim was shot in the hand near jefferson and mason by fisherman's wharf. police say the suspect was an adult male. the second shooting happened less than an hour later on the embarcadero past pier 23. a 12-year-old boy was shot in
5:33 am
the foot. and a man suffered a graze wound to the hip. police have not arrested any suspects in both shootings and say all injuries were nonlife- threatening. aside from those incidents san francisco still still welcomed 2013 with clear skies. >> it was cold. 2012 was a good year. it was awesome. if the giants got a world series again, i'm a huge giants fans. >> reporter: tens of thousands of partiers came out to watch the 15-minute show. it featured 5,000 fireworks and effects. but there were still a few people who partied a little too hard. san francisco police say they arrested 8 people for public intoxication and two for misdemeanor. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. 5:34 now. east palo alto police say their shotspotter system was activated 74 times on new year's eve. that's down 37% from last year. in oakland, an enhanced
5:34 am
shotspotter was used for the first time this new year's. the technology records the sounds and location of gunfire and sends the information directly to an officer's laptop and a patrol car. overnight police had a team of officers solely dedicated to responding to reports of gunfire. two people dead and three injured in old sacramento. they were watching fireworks when the shots rang out in front of a restaurant on second street the sports corner cafe. police say there was a fight at the restaurant just before the shooting. and an officer was able to catch a suspect. the fireworks show though was canceled. 5:35. how about a check of holiday closures? all around the bay area today, most federal, state, county and city offices closed for the billing holiday. that includes the post office, no mail delivery today. banks are closed, as well. and here in san francisco, you don't have to feed the parking meters today so you get a break heading into the city.
5:35 am
but i think most are heading out or still working their way out now. >> sleeping in. i don't blame ya. >> the weather department is open. >> cold start. >> we had to wake him up. >> always open, guys. never a day off here in this business. you know that. but yeah, we have a couple of clouds around the bay area this morning. a little chilly in some of the valleys but not as cold as it's going to be tonight into tomorrow morning. a great start to the new year, dry all day. those clouds we'll see this morning will part and so lots of sunshine in the afternoon. still, if you are stepping outside or maybe just getting home, temperatures right now 38 degrees in concord. 33 hovering above freezing in santa rosa and 39 in san jose. 46 in san francisco. this afternoon, the highs -- well, it will be cool in spots, not bad in the north bay. about 56 degrees in santa rosa. only about 50 degrees in concord and 51 in livermore. we'll have more on your weather coming up. right now, let's check on those roads with gianna. >> all right. well, if you are hitting the roads early this morning, you're in luck. traffic is very light for the most part. we had a couple of debris
5:36 am
incidents in the roadways a stalled vehicle here and there but no major delays and no major accidents or really incidents that are blocking any lanes on any of our major freeways. here's a live look at conditions 580 as you work your way westbound headlines heading for 680 the dublin interchange. no delays eastbound. the altamont pass looks good, as well. we are going to show you your drive times for the east bay. you can see everything in the green. 580 only a 14-minute ride to go from the altamont pass to 680. 80 looking good. eastshore freeway all the way towards the maze from the carquinez bridge, and 880 and 24 not showing any delays right now. now, we're seeing a few brake lights through antioch westbound 4 about 40 miles per hour through there but nothing major going on. there is no construction to report. traffic eases up quite a bit as you work your way towards pittsburg. heading into san francisco early this morning south 101 from 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza only about 14 minutes. that's a look at traffic. >> thank you. 5:37. contra costa county is
5:37 am
operating with four fewer fire stations this morning. contra costa supervisors voted unanimously last month to close the stations in clayton, lafayette, martinez, and in walnut creek. this is expected to save the district $8 million a year. the district still has 24 other fire stations. there will be a community meeting to talk about the closure of the shell avenue fire station in martinez. the contra costa fire chiefs and members of the district board there are expected to answer questions about the closures if you have them. the meeting is scheduled for january 10 at the martinez junior high school. a noontime vigil is planned in oakland today for a man who was shot and killed white detained by bart police. family members will hold the vigil at the fruitvale bart station where oscar grant was shot four years ago today. officer johannes mehserle was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. he was released from jail in june of 2011 after serving his
5:38 am
sentence. the reward is up to $15,000 for any information leading to the arrest in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in east oakland this past weekend. investigators say jubrille jordan was shot sunday at 66th avenue and lion way as she and a 14-year-old boy were walking to the bart station. the boy is recovering from a wound to his foot. and police say the man arrested at mineta san jose international airport suffered from mental illness. the man was seen hopping a fence and running on the air field about 8:00 last into the. he ran across two runways toward a terminal. police caught him and took him into custody. in new york city, a couple there is under arrest after police say that they found bomb- making materials and a terrorist encyclopedia in their apartment. police searched the couple's greenwich village home and say they found a highly explosive white powder that is used to make bombs. they also found a sawed-off
5:39 am
shotgun, a replica of a grenade launcher and books on how to make bombs. the 27-year-old woman was pregnant when she was arrested and she gave birth in custody. >> wow. 5:40 now. a new year means less change in all our pockets. we'll tell you about the bay area cities taking a bigger bite every time you're at the register. >> catchers braving those cold, cold weather temperatures down in pasadena. they are getting ready for the rose parade. a live preview of the flowered floats in pasadena coming up. ,, let's say you want to get ahead in your career. how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find
5:40 am
the best route... leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. aww man. [ male announcereturns are easy wee pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater.
5:41 am
thank you. ♪
5:42 am
seattle. the pyrotechnics were launched from the legso the six hundred f a new year's fireworks show centered on the space needle north in seattle. the pyrotechnics were launched from the legs of the top of the 600-foot tower. about 20,000 people crowded around the base and many more from surrounding neighborhoods. never been to seattle. like to get up there someday. looks like fun. >> it's beautiful up there. so with the fireworks gone, today's big-time entertainment comes from the annual rose parade. >> we are moving on. cbs reporter louisa hahn is live in pasadena with fans braving the cold.
5:43 am
good morning. >> reporter: absolutely. bundling up. but it is worth it this morning. 42 floats lined up and the spectators are out here just a crowd out here because this is the time where before the parade actually starts at 8:00, people can get out and get that up close and personal look at these floats. right behind me is actually the float -- the stanford float. you can see all the floral arrangements there, the will be floral arrangements. some of these floats have more than 10,000 roses on them. and actually, if you could turn to the right there's a float right behind us from glendale. i felt it was appropriate to show you folks in san francisco because there's a trolley on it. back in the day los angeles had trolleys, as well. people have been sleeping on the streets, getting one hour of our sleep, two hours of sleep. tell me about what you guys are doing before the parade
5:44 am
actually starts this morning. >> right now it's all about anticipation. the parade is set. we took our floats from irwindale facility which is about 11 miles away from pasadena over here last night got them in place by midnight. we have been up all night. and the floats have been here and we are getting the float riders in place and the outwalkers in place and soon they will be announcing judging at 6 a.m. so we are going to be really excited for that. >> reporter: have you been noticing things spectators are saying about some of the floats when they get to look at them so close? >> one of the crowd's favorite already is the kaiser permanente float which is actually based in oakland. they have a cat in the hat theme which is right on theme with the parade theme, oh, the places you will go, it's oh, the healthy things you can do. it's new year's resolutions. >> reporter: i saw their dance moves yesterday. >> they have some great dance
5:45 am
moves. they were practicing all sorts of dances, really fun entertaining floats. >> reporter: it is fun almost feels like a city of floats with people just walking around and people will walk past you in these huge costumes weighing about 40 pounds. >> you have that interesting mix of new year's eve people still up and parade-goers getting up. all the wonderful costumes. the indonesia out walkers just walk past us. beautiful. >> reporter: in 10 minutes we are actually going to hear the results of some of the winners, the judges are going to come out and talk about which floats won. live in pasadena, louisa hodge, back to you. >> thank you. louisa has gloves on, so i guess it's cold down there. maybe 52? >> i like how they're sleep deprived. we know what that's like. >> just a bit. i'm feeling pretty good today, though, kicking off 2013! >> just wait. >> so far. we may hit the wall.
5:46 am
>> exactly. around the bay area today, couple of clouds floating across our skies this morning. it is a little chilly in some of the valleys now but should turn out to be a great day ahead as high pressure builds in. a partly cloudy start to the day with chilly temperatures, mostly sunny by the afternoon. but staying cool. i think the next best chance of rain will come over the weekend. high pressure building in overhead so the jet stream going to lift to the north. that will send these storms well to the north of the bay area. going to stay dry. not only today but over the next few days. then maybe we'll start to talk about rain in the latter part of the weekend. 50s into the central valley today, high country looking good a ton of snow up there. roads nice and clear. 32 the expected high in lake tahoe, 42 in yoes motor, 56 degrees in monterey bay. very cold temperatures tonight. i think the skies are going to clear out, the temperatures dropping down in the mid- to upper 20s in the north bay valleys even some frost inside the bay. so chilly tonight into tomorrow morning. still starting out the day with
5:47 am
a couple of clouds early on then the forecast models show you clouds moving out and here comes the sunshine. should be a great afternoon outside, lots of sunshine and clearing out your skies to make for a cold night tonight. the temperatures not too bad. about 56 degrees in santa rosa. a cool 51 in livermore and 51 degrees in pacifica. looking out over the next couple of days, just a couple of passing clouds moving through on and off over the next few. otherwise, we're going to keep things dry through saturday. then at last a slight chance we could see some showers as we head in toward sunday. all right. let's check out the traffic now with gianna. thank you, lawrence. we're going to get a look at conditions through the south bay right now. here's a live look at 880 near coleman in san jose. not a lot of cars -- in fact, no cars on the roadway there. so 880 a good ride there. there goes one. so far, so good in that area. let's jump to the maps right now. not seeing any delays. reports of a wrong-way driver from 280 to guadalupe parkway. it was reported in the middle lane and the left lane at speeds of about 100 to 75 miles
5:48 am
per hour in and around that area so, you know, if you are hitting the roads be careful this morning. no word if the car was found or pulled over. looks like lots of green on the sensors so far, so good in the south bay and 880/237 connector no delays to report right now. traffic is clear through there. we are getting reports of an accident though two-car crash eastbound 80 at the cordelia truck scales. one car down the embankment. no lanes are blocked. bow directions. eastshore freeway problem-free. that's a look at traffic. grace? >> thank you, gianna. 5:49 now. and america's major stock markets did better in 2012 than they did the year before. the dow finished last year with a 7% gain. it had added 5.5% in 2011. and the nasdaq did even better rising 16% in 2012. that followed a nearly 2% loss the year before. the markets are closed today for the new year's holiday. and let's talk about that satisfies tax here in
5:49 am
california. it is higher this morning than it was yesterday. the tax increased by .25% because of prop 30 passed by voters in november. the initiative pushed by governor brown increased sales tax to 7.5% and that works out to be about one-cent for every $4 spent. >> even if it's one penny, it's 5 cents. it will add up. i'm only 21. i spend money like it's nothing. >> well, some local governments had even higher taxes in the bay area. taxes in el cerrito and union city are now at 9.5%. 5:50 now. marijuana clubs are starting to pop up in the state of colorado. at least two have opened up less than a month after the governor signed into law a constitution amendment allowing recreational marijuana use. one: 00 says 200 people -- one club says 200 people have already signed up and paying
5:50 am
the $30 admission fee. they have to bring their own drugs. as long as it's not sold, it's legal in colorado. where do they get it? >> let's not ask. if you partied hard last night we have the magic veggie to cure your hangover. we'll tell you about that. >> maybe your new year's resolution is hitting the gym. meet a couple that plans to run a marathon every day this year. wow. >> you're going to meet them. ,, ,,,,
5:51 am
new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece.
5:52 am
starting out dry and chilly in the valleys. a colder night to come. we'll talk about that coming up. >> a relaxing morning here. 5:53. i'm grace lee. michelle is off today. we have a lot of people praising an orange county college student who found $800
5:53 am
and then turned the money over to police. 18-year-old gerardo marquez was going out for pizza with friends in lehavre friday night when he discovered the bills in a plain white envelope. as further proof of has honesty, he admits he and his friends briefly considered keeping the cash. >> we thought about keeping it but thought about it further. >> the manager at the cell phone store dropped the money on the way to the bank. >> he is a happy man now though. part too hard last night? eat some asparagus. korean scientists analyzed its chemical compounds and believe the amino acids and minerals in asparagus can replenish the body and alleviate a new year's hangover. the study published in the journal of food science found asparagus protects the liver
5:54 am
from toxins, including alcohol. so coming to a bar near you. >> a beer and some asparagus! it's hard to imagine a tougher new year's resolution to keep than one made by an australian couple. they are in their 60s. they started bright and early this morning planning to run 365 marathons in 2013. yes, that's one a day at more than 26 miles each. they say they are doing it to inspire people to make conscious lifestyle choices like they have made. >> 20 years ago, i wouldn't able to run one city block. i couldn't run more than 100 meters. since they have i lost 50 pounds and i feel so much better. >> not only that but i get a younger man without a divorce. >> wow. >> he is actually 28. [ laughter ] >> ten years ago, jeanette was actually diagnosed with breast cancer and given six months to live. she credits her diet of raw vegan food with saving her life.
5:55 am
that's ambitious. one marathon would be enough for me. >> that's amazing. have you ever run a marathon. i have not. i have covered a lot of them in boston. but the next day i see all the people coming back from running them they can't walk. maybe not. that's quite ambitious. 5:56. next half hour coming up a last- minute fix for the "fiscal cliff." what it means for your taxes and will it survive the house today? >> that's the big question. and gunfire canceled a northern californi fireworks show. we'll show you the panic after five people were shot in the crowd. >> this morning, three people are recovering from gunshot wounds including a 12-year-old boy this after police say new year's eve celebrations turned violent. we'll have the details in a live report coming up. survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history?
5:56 am
because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information and receive a free 3-day bracelet today. ♪ building up from deep inside it was 3 days of pure joy. susan g. komen's investments in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪
5:57 am
save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app.
5:58 am
your real >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. san francisco police will be investigating how some new year's eve celebrations turned violent. we'll have more on the two
5:59 am
shootings that sent three people to the hospital. this is a mini cliff. big cliff still lies in front of us. >> pulling america back away from the cliff. what a new deal means for your taxes and the final hurdle now for the congress. we are starting out with a few clouds around the bay area this morning. but a lot of sunshine to come on this new year's day. we'll talk about that coming right up. and so far your 2013 morning commute off to a good start. i'll explain. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, of course, january 1. happy new year one and all. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. michelle is off this morning. it's 6 a.m. a full two hours after the midnight deadline the senate overwhelmingly passed a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." finally got something done. cbs reporter tara mergener is in washington to explain the measure faces an uncertain future in the house in three hours. she has the latest. good morning. happy new year. >> reporter

tv
CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 5AM
CBS January 1, 2013 5:00am-6:00am PST

News News/Business. Frank Mallicoat and Michelle Griego. New. (CC)

TOPIC FREQUENCY San Francisco 21, Oakland 7, Pasadena 6, Cbs 5, Embarcadero 5, Us 5, San Jose 5, U.s. 5, Tara Mergener 4, Washington 4, Concord 4, America 4, London 4, Sacramento 4, Lawrence 3, Lee 3, Martinez 3, Purina 3, Seattle 3, California 3
Network CBS
Duration 01:00:00
Scanned in San Francisco, CA, USA
Source Comcast Cable
Tuner Channel 109 (705 MHz)
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 1920
Pixel height 1080


disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
TV Archive
on 1/1/2013
Views
134